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Maryland school closures due to suspicious activity lifted, suspect in custody

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A suspect is in custody after several Maryland schools were closed on Wednesday due to “suspicious activity”, authorities said.

Montgomery County Police announced just before 11 a.m. Clarksburg High School and Rocky Mill Middle School were sheltering in place. About an hour later, the police said a suspect was in custody and school closures were lifted.


“Police have cleared Clarksburg High School to exit lockdown status and resume normal school operations,” Montgomery County Public Schools said. noted. “Other schools in the area have been cleared from shelter-in-place.”

Clarksburg High School in Clarksburg, Md., was quarantined on Wednesday.
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Reports of an individual armed with a gun near schools prompted the lockdown orders, FOX5DC reported, citing police.

Authorities did not immediately release further details.

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